easy carrot halwa with milkmaid | gajar halwa with condensed milk

easy carrot halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk. this is a quick and easy version of carrot halwa recipe made with milkmaid. i am adding this recipe as a few readers did ask me on how to prepare carrot halwa with milkmaid or condensed milk.

gajar ka halwa recipe, carrot halwa recipe

winter is the time of juicy delhi carrots in india. so when i get them, i end up making gajar halwa often. apart from this carrot halwa, another sweet you can make with carrots is this carrot murabba.

gajar, carrots

i usually make good quantity of gajar halwa and keep in the fridge. it stays good for a week. i usually make halwa with the traditional method of cooking the grated carrots in milk. this time i made the halwa with condensed milk. this is a quick method than the traditional one and takes less time.

i did use 1.5 kgs carrots and it took about 45 mins to make the halwa. so if you halve or reduce the proportion, it will be much quicker. i used sweetened condensed milk (nestle milkmaid) and did not have to use any sugar.

gajar halwa is one of the most popular halwa variety in india. it is made for any festive occasions. there are many variations to make this halwa. overall on the blog, there are more variations of making gajar halwa recipe including this one.

  1. carrot halwa – although, this traditional method to make halwa takes more time to prepare as compared other methods. but i prefer this method more because taste wise it is the best.
  2. pressure cooker gajar halwa – easy and a less time taking recipe of preparing gajar halwa in cooker.
  3. vegan carrot pudding recipe – made with almond milk.
  4. quick gajar halwa with khoya – addition of khoya gives a nice texture and flavor to this carrot halwa.

easy carrot halwa recipe with milkmaid

4.74 from 15 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Cuisine:indian,north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):5 to 6
gajar ka halwa recipe with condensed milk
gajar ka halwa with condensed milk - an easy recipe of carrot halwa made with sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid.

INGREDIENTS FOR easy carrot halwa recipe with milkmaid

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1.5 kg carrots - approx 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots (gajar)
  • 6 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 8 to 9 green cardamoms (chotti elachi) - powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk - i used nestle milkmaid 400 grams
  • sugar as required - (optional)
  • cup cashews (kaju)
  • cup golden raisins (kishmish)

HOW TO MAKE easy carrot halwa recipe with milkmaid

  • rinse, peel and grate the carrots with a hand held grater or in a food processor.
  • heat ghee in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. add the grated carrots.
  • saute the carrots till they turn tender and are cooked. keep on stirring in intervals while sauting the carrots.
  • then add the condensed milk.
  • stir very well and add the cardamom powder, cashews and raisins.
  • stir again and simmer the gajar halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture dries up and reduces.
  • check the taste and if required, you can add some sugar. i did not add any sugar as the taste was perfect for us.
  • serve gajar halwa hot or warm or chilled.
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how to make easy carrot halwa recipe with milkmaid

1. heat 6 tbsp ghee/clarified butter in a kadai or thick bottomed deep pan. add the grated carrots (1.5 kg carrots – approx 9 cups tightly packed grated carrots).

grated gajar or carrots for halwa

2. saute the carrots till they turn tender. keep on stirring in intervals while sauting the carrots. the pics thereafter have been taken in the night and hence the tungsten glow on them.

grated carrots for making halwa in a pan

3. then add the condensed milk (1 tin sweetened condensed milk or 400 grams).

adding condensed milk for making gajar ka halwa

4. stir very well.

making gajar ka halwa recipe

5. add the cardamom powder (8 to 9 cardamoms, powdered in a mortar-pestle), ⅓ cup cashews and ⅓ golden raisins.

add cashews to gajar ka halwa

7. stir again and simmer the halwa on a low flame stirring often, till the mixture reduces and dries up.

preparing gajar ka halwa recipe

8. serve gajar halwa hot or warm or chilled. you can also add the halwa in a tray or box and let it set. when cool, cut in squares and serve the halwa.

gajar ka halwa recipe, carrot halwa recipe


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52 comments/reviews

  1. Ice never fixed or even had this before, but it’s getting cook out and I was in the mood for a wintery carrot dish. This is perfect, and I’ll definitely be making it again! I didn’t have green cardamoms available, so I substituted a mix of cinnamon and cloves, it worked pretty well though.5 stars

  2. Hi, The very sight of the dishes looks yummy, great pleasure in learning so many varieties being a starter.
    One quick question: can the dry fruits be added after they are roasted in ghee?5 stars

  3. I tried your recipe for a family gathering of 12 people; on 3kgs of carrot and worked my way up with the remaining ingredients. Everyone absolutetly loved it, tried it with condensed milk. And the halwa was rich in cashews and raisins. Thank you!5 stars

  4. I’m making it right now but it’s texture is not good for cutting like in the pic… the taste is more than perfect though!

  5. I tried this recipe twice already and I must say, both the times it turned out fantastic!! My bhabhi never liked gajar halwa…but this halwa she couldn’t stop eating (lol) and icing on the cake is it gets done in a jiffy 🙂 Thank you for sharing. God bless.5 stars

  6. Very good recipe. Can u make home made Rasmalai. If possible. I need that recipe
    Thanks god bless you.

  7. Awesome! I was looking for a gluten free carrot halwa recipe. I used all organic ingredients. Instead of condensed milk, which is so sweet and sugary I used organic milk, I added a few strands of saffron to the milk as well. 🙂 I used organic coconut sugar to slightly sweeten the halwa and it turned out awesome! My local target has a HUGE 5lbs bag of organic carrots for $5.00 at the moment, I’m going to get the bag and make a big batch of this (I will freeze most of it so I can have it any time the mood strikes) Thank you so much! 🙂5 stars

    • welcome dee. glad that the recipe worked with coconut sugar. you can surely make a big batch which is what i also do when we get the tender red carrots in season.

  8. Hi Dassana,
    Thank you very much for this recipe. I tried it yesterday and yummy yummy is all I can say.
    I love your blog, your recipes and the mere fact that they are pure veg. Love you for your hard work and giving us recipes to go by. You def will hear more from me.
    God Bless!!5 stars

  9. I have tried your recipes of paneer and chicken items. Your recipes are easy to follow and cook. This time I’m going to try this halwa for sure 🙂

  10. It came out good. Thanks for the quick recipe. I am likely to try this again. I added some extra sugar after the condensed milk.4 stars

  11. Thanks indeed it was really good experience to prepare as per your recipe. Yummy & tasty .


    Kusum bhatt

  12. I tried this recipe . Its easy and tasty. Cud not stay without saying thanks. Happy happy. 7 star5 stars

  13. hi di I made gajar ka halwa with condensed milk ….it tastes very very good bt I can made pieces of it because its very loose…..so plz tell me what to do next time to make it thick so that I cut it into pieces….thanks for recipe…..5 stars

      • thanks di I will try next and tell u about it……this time my family loves it as it is and it will finish today…thanks a lot make it soo easy because when I made it with milk it takes about 4 to 6 hour bt yesterday I am done in 45 min.thanks…5 stars

  14. Wow I love sweets. Never make them as I have no company to eat them at home. How I will love to say Sunoji maine appa ke liya gajar ka halwa banaya hai! No chance!

    Anyway I will keep this in mind and try it when I find a someone who likes sweets like I do.